The DC-3 The Plane That Changed The World
The DC-3 was designed in the early 1930′s. It first flew on December 17, 1935, which means in about a year it will be turning 80! I don’t think these aircraft will ever disappear from the skies as thousands were manufactured and at least 1,000 are still in service, refurbished and updated . The low initial cost of these planes and their capabilities make economic sense for many small arlines ferryinng passengers and cargo.
British Guiana Airways (Guyana Airways) had DC3′s (also called Dakotas) in its fleet, serving regionally as well as the locally, mainly on the Georgetown – Lethem, Rupununi route. See following picture and link on the history of early aviation in Guyana: Continue reading